Saturday, December 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine


BLURB:

A dark epic fantasy, inspired by the tale of Snow White, about an exiled princess hunted by a spelled prince who must defeat the dangerous and powerful evil queen enslaving her kingdom

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous wielder of magic Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book had me hungrily flipping the pages for more! 

My favorite character is Kol because he fights back against Irina and falls in love with Lorelai. He sacrifices himself for his kingdom and that takes guts. 

My favorite part is when Lorelai uses her magic to save her kingdom. She not only uses her magic, but also her passion and intelligence. She is independent and strong. 

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a magic wielding princess, evil stepmothers and dragons. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up. 

This book's publishing date is February 16, 2016.